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Virtual Memory problem?


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drmull

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Hello - I tried to open my scanner software and was told there was "insufficient" memory. I opened task manager to have a look. I thought I remembered reading somewhere that if the peak commit charge number is greater than the total physical memory there's a problem. Is that correct?

The page file usage is 2.28GB. Isn't that excessively high? At one point I was getting some of those "low virtual memory" errors. I may have gone in and increased the virtual memory but I can't remember (ironic).

Please have a look at this screenshot and tell me if these numbers are way out of whack. Thanks!

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UPDATE

I went in and set virtual memory max to 1000K. See if the physical memory numbers look better now - thanks for any help!

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Edited by drmull, 31 July 2006 - 12:18 PM.

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Johanna

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Your page file size should be set to 1.5 X your physical memory. You don't by chance have an HP scanner, do you?
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Johanna - No HP scanner. It's a Canon MP500.

I guess I don't really understand the virtual memory concept. Why did my available physical memory double when I reduced the virtual memory max? I would think the physical memory is always available, no matter what.

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